7 Second Wedding Ideas to Inspire You
Second wedding bells?
Close your eyes and imagine warm rays of the sun, soft silky sand, and sparkling aqua waters.
Now envision saying “I do” with the Caribbean waves crashing around you.
If this is your second or third wedding, know that you’re in good company. According to Pew Research, four-in-ten new marriages in the U.S. are remarriages. As destination wedding experts, we know that your special day is an extraordinary time in your life, no matter your age or wedding number.
In this post, we discuss what a destination wedding is. After that, we introduce you to our travel expert Eileen Nason. Lastly, we provide a list of our second wedding ideas to inspire the location of your big day.
The 101 on Destination Weddings
A destination wedding is when you choose to have your wedding at an international location. Consider the next points as food for thought. First, you must decide where you want to go. We love a Caribbean beach wedding. So do the majority of Americans.
Second, destination weddings at all-inclusive resorts are often cheaper than traditional weddings. This is because you can receive group discounts and packages at resorts. We offer customizable packages to every taste and budget.
Finally, destination weddings are stress-free when planned by experts. We’re lucky to work with expert travel agent Eileen Nason. She has over 30 years of experience helping couples plan their dream destination weddings. She will arrange, manage, and coordinate every detail. Eileen has been described as “the best there is” and our WeddingWire reviews speak volumes of her skill and talent.
Second Wedding Ideas at Sandals Resorts
Working with Eileen is unique because she is a Sandals Platinum Wedding Specialist. She is one of two wedding planners in the U.S. with this credential. Therefore, she works directly with Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts to create your dream wedding. Both are 5-star luxury resorts offering the perfect atmosphere for your big day.
Perks of having your wedding at a Sandals Resort:
- Stunning Beaches: Sandals owns some of the best oceanfront properties in the Caribbean. It’s the views, the air, and the sunsets that will make your wedding that much more magnificent.
- Gourmet Dining: You can’t go wrong with 5-star global gourmet dining. Each Sandals Resort houses a multitude of restaurants for your dining palette and pleasure.
- Attentive and Welcoming Staff: Sandals boasts high-quality staff. They are attentive, friendly, and always welcoming. They’ll make you feel right at home.
- Live Like Royalty: Want to experience a little extra luxe? Choose the Elite Butler service for the ultimate royal treatment.
- Luxurious Suites: Sandals provides unique suites. Some have a sky pool, others are bungalows built over water. No matter the resort, Sandals will always have a luxurious upgrade option for you.
We’re brimming with second wedding ideas for you. Below you’ll find a few of our favorite destinations at Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts for your special day.
4 Second Wedding Ideas and Locations for the Adults
Every Sandals Resort is all-inclusive and adults only. The resorts sit on some of the most pristine and private properties within the Caribbean. We’ve rounded up some of the top locations to inspire your second wedding ideas.
1. Step onto a Glass Floor Chapel in Montego Bay
Say “I do” in a chapel perched over the water at Sandals Montego Bay. Experience romance, modern luxury, and Jamaica’s white-sand shores. Plus, Sandals Montego Bay recently underwent a beautiful and modern renovation.
2. Experience the Height of Romance in Barbados
Exchange vows in a sky terrace overlooking the glistening Caribbean Sea. Offering luxury activities such as relaxing at the rooftop pool, playing a game of bowling, or snacking at the gourmet donut shop. Sandals Royal Barbados is truly the royal treatment.
3. Look Out from Sea to Shining Sea in Saint Lucia
We didn’t forget about the classic oceanfront wedding! Wed your beau at Sandals Grande St. Lucian. Located on its own private peninsula and described as the “closest vacation to a picture-perfect postcard,” your wedding photos are bound to be exquisite.
4. Find European Elegance in the Bahamas
Find your own piece of Europe at the manicured lawns and sophisticated backdrops of Sandals Emerald Bay. Did we mention there are a mile-long beach and 11 restaurants? The Bahamas is the place to wed in pure European style.
If you want an intimate wedding or are looking to celebrate amongst your closest friends, Sandals Resorts is the perfect adult-only option for your destination wedding.
3 Second Wedding Ideas for the Whole Family
Call in the kids and grandkids. Beaches Resorts – sister to Sandals Resorts – is where you’re meant to wed with every member of the clan. Find our fun Beaches picks for the whole family below.
1. Kiss Under a Charming Gazebo in Turks & Caicos
Voted top 10 best beach resorts by Parents magazine, imagine standing under a gazebo perched over crystal clear Caribbean waters. Now imagine marrying your partner here. This is what love looks like at Beaches Turks & Caicos.
2. Feel the Sand Under Your Toes in Negril
What feels better than soft sand under your toes? Breezy winds, ocean waves, and your family surrounding you. This is the laid-back oceanfront wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Beaches Negril is carefree, chill, and made for spending time with the ones you love.
3. Wed in an Oceanfront Gazebo in Ocho Rios
With a private white-sand beach, 7 gourmet restaurants, and a dedicated scuba practice pool, Beaches Ocho Rios is the place to share your love with those you love. Oceanfront gazebo options for the big moment sounds picture perfect to us.
There’s no greater feeling than bringing the whole family together to celebrate love. We’re confident that we’ll be able to find you the best Beaches Resort for you and your family.
Your Wedding Is About You – and the Destination
Your wedding is about the love you share with your partner. It is also about the destination. A romantic, luxurious, oceanfront atmosphere will add a little bit of extra spark to your wedding day.
When you work with us, we are your one-stop-shop for planning your special day. We exist to create the best possible package for your wedding under the Caribbean sun. All you have to do is say “I do” and soak in the sun.
Let us help you plan your destination wedding. Contact us to request a quote.